Anxious wait ahead for City on Tettey and Krul injuries

PUBLISHED: 16:05 22 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:18 22 September 2019

Alex Tettey cut a dejected figure after his early injury exit in Norwich City's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Burnley 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Tettey cut a dejected figure after his early injury exit in Norwich City's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Burnley Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Tim Krul and Alex Tettey are the latest casualties to Norwich City's chronic injury list but Daniel Farke insisted the Canaries must deal with fresh adversity after his side's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Burnley.

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul had to play through the pain barrier Turf Moor 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdNorwich City keeper Tim Krul had to play through the pain barrier Turf Moor Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Krul injured his back in the warm up and needed pain killers to get through the 90 minutes at Turf Moor while Tettey was forced off early with a muscular problem.

City went into the game with seven senior players injured including Krul's deputy Ralf Fahrmann - who was scheduled for a scan over the weekend on the extent of his groin strain - and Farke admitted there are some anxious days ahead on the fitness front before next weekend's league trip to Crystal Palace.

The Eagles conceded a 95th minute equaliser on Sunday afternoon to draw 1-1 at home to 10-man Wolves.

"It makes no sense to complain, to cry or to ask for help," he said. "It didn't look that good for Alex. He made a pass and felt a strain in his quad or his groin. We have to wait what the doctor says. It seems like it is a muscle injury.

Alex Tettey was the latest addition to Norwich City's growing casualty list against Burnley 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdAlex Tettey was the latest addition to Norwich City's growing casualty list against Burnley Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

"Tim had to cancel his warm up 30 minutes before kick-off and we had to get him through the game with pills.

"He was not able to move as he would have wanted, although you wouldn't realise this from his performance. At half-time he was really struggling and was not sure if he could go on. When he cooled down in the changing room he felt the pain even more.

"I told him just to give it 10 or 15 minutes and thankfully he got through, but we have to wait how it settles down. He was one of our last leaders so we needed him. I totally trust Michael McGovern if he had to play but Tim was in his rhythm and we hope he is available for Crystal Palace.

"Michael is experienced enough. I am more concerned about other positions.

"I hope Tim will be able to go for the next game and we have a good outcome with Alex. We need to calm down the load this week."

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